Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge, starts at $999, sans controller

Razer がゲーミングタブレット Razer Edge の北米向け予約受付を3月1日から開始します。Razer Edge は10.1型1366 x 768 液晶画面のタブレットに Core i5 / i7 プロセッサと、ディスクリートの GeForce GT 640M LE GPUを載せたWindows 8タブレット。


今年1月のラスベガス CES 2013 での製品版発表時には「第一四半期中に発売」とされていましたが、米国およびカナダ向けには3月1日の米国太平洋時間午前0時から予約受付を開始し、3月中に出荷します。

製品はタブレット本体が Razer Edge と上位版 Razer Edge Pro に分かれています。

主な仕様 (太字がPro):
  • 10.1インチ 1366 x 768 IPS液晶ディスプレイ、マルチタッチ対応
  • モバイル Core i5 (2コア1.7GHz, TB時2.6GHz) または Core i7 (2コア1.9GHz, TB時3.0GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT640M LE (1GBまたは2GB, プロセッサ統合の Intel HD Graphics 4000とOptimus構成)
  • 4GB - 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB - 128GB - 256GB SATA III SSD
  • USB 3.0、ドック接続ポート、3.5mmヘッドセット端子、内蔵ステレオスピーカー、前面2MPカメラ
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Windows 8 (64bit)
ノート用 Core プロセッサに加えてノート用 GeForce GT GPUを載せて、たしかに軽量級ゲーミングノートの構成です。

価格は下位の Razer Edge 単品が 999.99ドル。上位の Razer Edge Pro はSSD 128GBが 1299.99ドル、256GB SSD ならば1449.99ドル。ただし肝心のゲームパッドコントローラは249.99ドルと、ゲーム入力機器メーカーであるRazer の製品であることを考えてもなかなかのお値段です。

そのほか周辺機器にはデスクトップで使うドックが99ドル、 増設バッテリーなどが用意されます。タブレット本体と合体してノートのように使えるキーボードドックは今年第3四半期の出荷予定。なお、Razer ではいずれも米国およびカナダにしか発送してくれません。

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The Most Powerful Tablet in the World Will Ship in Late March

For Immediate Release:

CARLSBAD, Calif. - 26 Feb. 2013 - Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, announced that its award-winning Razer Edge tablet will be available for pre-order on March 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. PST at Purchased units will be shipped to consumers later that month.

The most powerful tablet in the world is also already one of the most decorated of its kind, with the Razer Edge claiming eight awards at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including CNET's "Best of Show" award, where it beat more than 20,000 other products. In addition, the Edge was voted the "People's Voice" award recipient by fans, making this the third consecutive year that a Razer product earned that honor.

"The Razer Edge combines the features of full-functioning PCs, touch-enabled tablets and gaming consoles into one incredible, portable form factor," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "Furthermore, the Razer Edge's powerful chipset, unique among all tablet computers, ensures that you can take advantage of the world's most sophisticated games, programs and apps on these multiple platforms anytime."

PC gamers helped shape the Razer Edge by way of a massive crowdsourcing effort put into place by Razer, which targeted millions of gamers to help determine final specifications for the tablet. Razer let its community decide the final chipset, weight, thickness, features and even price for the Edge, hosting the initiative on its social media pages, an unprecedented move for a hardware manufacturer.

The Razer Edge and its Intel i5 processor and 64 GB SSD, and the Razer Edge Pro with an Intel i7 processor and the option of a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, will begin shipping this March. The gamepad controller, home console dock and extended battery accessories will be made available for pre-order and shipping concurrent with the Edge on March 1. An optional keyboard dock is slated for launch later this year in Q3.

The all-in-one Razer Edge PC gaming solution starts at $999 and is available at

About the Razer Edge:

It's a tablet. It's a PC. It's a console. It's all of the above: a full-featured PC and the most powerful tablet in the world. What's more, it has four modes specially designed for gamers and is able to run all PC games and applications.

PC gamers ended up helping to design the most powerful tablet in the world today, the only system of its kind utilizing technology from both Intel and NVIDIA. Powerful 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors will help ensure even the most advanced, full-fledged PC games will function at full capacity, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics will offer striking visual clarity-a first for tablet gaming and a godsend for the world's 300 million-plus PC gamers.

For more information about the Razer Edge, please visit

Starts at USD$999

Availability: - March 1, 2013
U.S. and Canada